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[IP] The teacher learns a lesson
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- Subject: [IP] The teacher learns a lesson
- From: "C. Jones" <email @ redacted>
- Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 17:16:13 -0400
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I have been active and lurking on an off. I wanted to share this
experience with everyone.
I have been a type II diabetic for 30 years now. I have just begun to
teach at a middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) One student in my class
needed a restroom pass at the begining of the class. About four minutes
before class was to let out he tells me that he needs to go to the
restroom again. I tell, "Hold it, it's only about four more minutes."
He then tells me "I've got to go really bad! I'm a type II diabetic.
I take Avandia, 8 MG every day." I'm still suspecting a scam (That's
what middle school kids do best.) But, Avandaia caught my attention and
I let him go. Whe he got back I said that I needed a note from his
mother or I would write him up.
The next day, he comes in with a note from Mom, stating that his is a
Type II Diabetic, on Avandia and that he may need to frequently go to
A couple of things:
I'm glad that even though I was suspicious, I let him go.
I was amazed to see a juvenile Type II Diabetic.
I sure wish I had known about this kid's condition from the start.
I have let the school nurse know about thisl I am hoping that I didn't
know, because she didin't know.
I have noticed a lot of parents of diabetics on this list. I really do
hope that you let your children's school know about your child. It
might not be a bad idea to talk to the teachers individually.
Diabetic since 1973
Middle School Teacher since 9/4/01
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